Mets ace Jacob deGrom spoke to the media on Thursday as talks of a possible extension to keep him in New York have been the main focus early on in camp.
Right off the bat deGrom talked about his desire to stay with the Mets, “I really enjoy playing here and would like to be here, but that’s up to them…I would like to be part of this team’s future and would like the feeling to be mutual.”
The 2018 Cy Young award winner revealed that the Mets have yet to give him or his agents an offer and said, “There really haven’t been many talks.”
Later on the the press conference, the 30-year-old said he would discuss any potential cutting back of his workload with his agent. His agent, Jeff Berry, released a memo in December saying this, “likewise make calculated decisions within the rules to maintain and extend their maximum performance levels at maximum monetary values?”
On Tuesday it was reported that deGrom and the Mets have agreed on an Opening Day deadline for extension talks, the Mets ace said that was best to avoid any in-season distractions.
DeGrom is making $17 million during the 2019 and is only under team control through the 2020.